When you live at sea on a sailboat, you learn to live on at least a 20-degree tilt. You sleep on a tilt. You cook on a tilt. You walk on a tilt. You pee on a tilt. It’s a constant balancing act. You are just sideways—all the time. At times I feel like I’m in one of those old black and white movies where the room is rotating while the actors dance on the walls and the ceiling. It can be uncomfortable and frustrating, but just like with anything else you do every day, muscle memory begins to take over. Your body and your mind begin to make the adjustment until walking sideways just becomes the way you walk.Read More
Basic Principles of Seamanship – How to Get Your Sea Legs
For the novice sailor, Michelle guides you through this new and exciting journey as she continues to learn the finer art of sailing. While Maik's logbook is for the more experienced sailor, this logbook reveals all the good, the bad, and the ugly details about the planning stages, stories about living on a sailboat, sailing with dogs, the reality of working while sailing, impressions of our many interesting destinations along the way, nitty-gritty details about each sailing passage, and the entire experience from the first mate's point of view.
We had so much FUN making this video and reliving all the memories! It’s been exactly one year since we set sail from Stralsund, Germany on August 19, 2018 for our worldwide sailing voyage. We have sailed more than 7,000 nautical miles so far in the past 365 days with many more destinations in our sights, including Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA. We asked our social media followers to send us questions to answer about our voyage so that we could create this one-year anniversary video just for you. It’s a long video, so here are the topics with time stamps in case you want to skip around to the topics that interest you the most.Read More
Through our exhaustive research and real-life experiences sailing the world with two beagles, we share 100 tips about how to plan, prepare, and potty train for fun, safe sailing with your four-legged crew members. Learn about traveling with pets by air and by sea, potty training and exercising on board, first aid at sea, establishing routines, and keeping your pet SAFE! We also cover detailed customs requirements for U.S.- and European-based dogs entering into dozens of countries in Europe, Northwest Africa, Atlantic South America, the Caribbean, and North America. We share all of our insights in our eBook, How to Sail with Dogs — 100 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Voyage.Read More